Why I go caseless and don't care about resale value

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  1. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    This is why…

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    Because I use my old devices. If you sell yours for whatever reason that's cool. Just showing why I don't.

    Sprint iPhone 5 64GB on WiFi streaming my work playlist from Google Music.

    Pics taken with my primary device, T-Mobile iPhone 6s+ 128GB on LTE.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    My decision to use a case has zero to do with resale; it's all about me being a fumbling oaf who drops and breaks his expensive devices.

    Also, generally cellular providers are giving nice trade in incentives, so less need to keep immaculate for a private party deal.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I go naked often for these reasons:

    I have AC+
    I'd rather enjoy my device in it's natural state for a year than have it ugly all year and get $50-100 more next year when I sell.
     
  4. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    I've fumbled my devices as well and I have a need to protect them from someone I work with. That said, the 5 in the picture is the device that took the hit for my learning on how to hold on to my phone. And it's done pretty well, despite sliding on rocks at one point. :rolleyes:

    My 6s+ benefits from that.

    I'm not projecting my opinion on anyone, just sharing why I personally don't care about resale value - or cases. :D
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The 7+ is way too slippery for me to deal with without a case
     
  6. Winterfibre macrumors regular

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    The iPad case I have is apple product it's started to break on the corners
     
  7. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    I'm confused. Why do you need a separate device to stream music on when you could just stream it on your primary phone? So you could take pictures of the other phone lol
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I don't use cases at all. It just works better for me. I can appreciate your theory.
     
  9. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Because it's actually less convenient to me. I prefer to put my phone to my ear when I get a call. So, if a call interrupts my listening I have to pull the headphones out. When I want to get back to my music I have to put them back in.

    Just a personal thing.
     
  10. mikemj23 macrumors 6502

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    I tried to do the caseless thing with my new 7 Plus Jet Black and on day 3 it slipped out of the front pocket of my hoodie and smashed onto a tile bathroom floor. I'm very careful with my devices, just a random freak thing. Thankfully I have AC+ and got it replaced the next morning. Won't go caseless again.
     
  11. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I think people who have used cases for years then attempt to go caseless are at a far greater risk than someone who has always gone caseless. When I've attempted to mimic the great @eyoungren by going caseless for a weekend I quickly run into issues where without thinking, I did stuff that would have been completely alright with a case on my phone and almost drop my phone. Takes a lot of training to go from using a case to not using a case. Retraining with an expensive device like an iPhone is also risky.

    Every time I read stuff like this, I get courage up to use my iPhone 6s+ in its natural state... have a close call, then instantly put the case back on and feel better.

    It is nice to get a $200 credit with Apple when I take my phone in and do an upgrade. Thanks to the OP's post - I wonder now what it would be like to just keep the phone. I'd probably buy a lot less crap I don't need if I had my old devices sitting around in a usable ready state.
     
  12. foxconn Suspended

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    Or you could just stream your stuff from your 6S+?
     
  13. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    I would use mine naked if it wasnt so slippery. So I just put a Dbrand skin on it for grip and basic protection against scratches. Not concerned about drops as I'm very careful and if it does drop I'll live with it.
     
  14. eyoungren, Feb 1, 2017
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    eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    My keeping my devices has a lot to do with economics, although a big part of it is also my desire to keep using this stuff.

    That's not to say that if I were able to afford a new device any time I wanted one I'd be buying them left and right. My personal aesthetic always comes in to play.

    As to handling, as I have mentioned before, it comes down to a learned response. My hands and body just naturally move to cradle the device and protect it because I've learned the hard way what happens when I don't. I've owned a smart phone since 2009 and my fair share of them have fallen several feet and been kicked down sidewalks on their face by mistake. I've only shattered one screen though. I chalk that up to allergies and Bendadryl causing me to lose focus.
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    Let's play that out…

    I'm streaming at work and my wife calls. OK. Phone's in my pocket (because I have to get up and walk up to the front of the building frequently). So, dig it out of my cargo pants (careful of the hammer loop), hopefully I don't end up pressing the decline button in the process. If I do, have to take headphones out (because I prefer putting the phone to my ear) then call my wife (or whomever called) back. Explain to annoyed wife why I disconnected her call. Somewhere in here I probably have to stop the music.

    If I do manage to get the phone out and answer it I have to pull the headphones out, answer call, then plug phones back in and figure out where I was with the music.

    Versus what I do when listening on a separate device (which actually just happened because my wife called while I was writing this post). Call comes in, primary phone is on my desk. I can see call come in. Press pause on headphone controls and take ear pods out of ears. Lay them on desk. Answer call with primary phone. Talk, hangup, put ear pods back in ear and press play. Entire time my iPhone 5 never leaves my pocket.

    If I am streaming on my 5 and someone calls my primary phone whom I don't wish to speak to my music is not interrupted and I can just lean over and press the decline button.

    This is more convenient for me.
     
  15. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    This is the biggest problem I have streaming music at work. I get work related messenger bleeps, calls, and they all interrupt the music. But, if I stream music from my iPad, it looks far worse walking back to the restrooms with an iPad than an iPhone in my pocket (so I can keep listening to music and take a leak). <cough>. lol.

    I like this idea.
     
  16. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    My 5 is also physically smaller than my 6s+. While both phones go in a side pocket it's always been easier having the 5 there versus the plus models (I had a 6+ too before the 6s+).

    And if I end up whacking the 5 against something while I am moving around, well it's not my primary phone.
     
  17. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    I hate cases, but I rather put a case on my phone then walk around with 2 phones all the time , in this day and age where 1 device does everything that just seems extremely backwards. reminds me of the days when people had to walk around with a flip phone for calls, a PDA for calendars, email, etc... and an MP3 player for music.... I'm glad those days are gone.
     
  18. foxconn Suspended

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    Seems like your making a justification for the stupidest reasons.

    Do not disturb works, you also don't lose your place in your song because a phone call comes through
     
  19. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    DND works. And then my wife is pissed because I didn't answer the phone.

    I don't care to be interrupted on my primary phone and prefer to have it sitting on my desk rather than being carried around back and forth all day when I have to get up from my desk. Simple as that.

    Maybe that's a stupid reason that I create a justifcation for.

    OK. But it's my iPhone 5.
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    I''m not walking around with 2 phones all the time. My primary phone sits on my desk when I do this and the 5 goes with me around work inside the building. When I leave it goes in the sleeve for my iPad.

    Since this is not something I do ALL the time my 5 is not always at work with me.
     
  20. foxconn Suspended

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    Lol you're being interrupted ANYWAYS regardless if you're using one device or 2

    You're making absolutely no sense.
     
  21. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    I get it. You think I should use only one device and since I am being interrupted any way it only makes sense to be interrupted on that device. My justifcation for two devices thus makes no sense to you because it's not how you would do it. It's not how you think normal people would do it.

    I get your point.

    Doesn't mean I will change. But I get what you're saying.
     
  22. Sunny1990, Feb 1, 2017
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    I don't use my device without a case and screen protectors,i have a spigen liquid armor case for my black iPhone 7
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  23. Pspressart macrumors regular

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    I have used a Peel thin case on my iPhone 7. It is only .35mm thick. It gives texture, so it is not slippery and some protection (my phone has slipped off the arm of my sofa more than once) and it does not add that much to the thickness of the iPhone,
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I use a case for the same reason. I find them slippery and want some protection in case I drop my iPhone.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Basically the same reasoning here as well (aside from me typically preferring bumpers over cases).
     

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